Category: Latvia

  • Santayana Was an Optimist 

    Santayana Was an Optimist 

    We really liked the Baltic States and found the people we met to be among the nicest, warmest, and friendliest we have met during our travels, but we were troubled by some things we discovered in Lithuania. Because I didn’t realize how cool the Baltics were, we only planned to be there for three weeks,…

  • The Baltic Way

    The Baltic Way

    titleI have only a few memories of growing up during the cold war, and one of them is a scene from one of the cold war propaganda films I saw in primary school showing Estonia behind The Iron Curtain. Then, a few years ago I read The Dogs of Riga, a Swedish detective mystery by…